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Service academy develops service projects

Trout Lake News for Feb. 10

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Sandi Thygesen, 395-2318

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527

The Trout Lake Community Council met Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the community room at Trout Lake School. Brendan Norman, of the Northwest Service Academy, told councilmen that its team leaders would develop service projects which could be done in one day. These team leaders would work with the community to identify the community projects. The bulk of the work will be done by the Norhtwest Service Academy. This would teach the team members to research, plan, and implement (with community members as mentors). In March, the team leaders will meet with the Community Council to further develop these projects.

Klickitat County Planning Director Curt Dryer presented his proposed schedule for revising the 1995 Trout Lake sub-area plan and updating the zoning. Under Dreyer's schedule the final product will be presented to the commissioners in December 2005. Also attending was Dan Meader, a consultant from The Dalles, who has been hired by the county to prepare a survey of buildable land and a projection of " build-out" population that would be supported if all residences possible under current zoning were built. He will also prepare growth projections at low, medium, and high rates. The building potential would then be compared to the growth rates. The overriding consideration in the proposed planning process is to determine if there is a need for more land available for residential use, which would result from the above comparison. After considerable discussion, a motion was made and passed that the group is able to develop the comprehensive plan. The group will be comprised of the Trout Lake Community Council plus up to three other persons, who will be voting members on the plan, appointed by the council to fill any perceived gaps in council representation. Any persons interested in one of these positions should contact Ken Belieu or Jim White, or can come to the next council meeting on March 2 at 7 p.m. in the community room at the school.

There is no Trout Lake Girl's basketball team this year. The athletic director asked Stephanie Anderson, Kindra Van Laar, and Kimberly Poland if they wanted to play on the boy's team. People wondered how it would turn out, since it had been a long time since there was a co-ed team. Coach Morgan Colburn has a policy they will be treated with respect and be treated just like every other player on the team, to the workload in practice.

There isn't much snow, so come bring your Sweetheart to celebrate a Potluck Social on Saturday, Feb.19, 2005. You are invited to join in the fun once again recognizing the 100 year celebration of the Historic Trout Lake Inn at #15 Guler Road. There will be a Potluck Social and Music. Remember the days of social gatherings, music and theater. If you have memories and pictures to share, bring those too.

There will be door prizes.

Please contribute to the potluck by bringing a dish to serve 8-10 from the list below. Coffee, punch and place settings provided, Families are welcome and encouraged. If your last begins with: A-G, bring a salad or appetizer; H-P, bring a hot dish; R-Z, bring a dessert.

We appreciate Gil Martin for donating the use of the inn, and to Judy and Dean Barnes, Karenlynn and Bill Helsley for organizing the event, They have worked hard. If you have questions call Judy at 395-3613.


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